Judge sentences St. Louis man to more than nine years on cocaine and marijuana distribution charges | USAO-EDMO

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig sentenced Juan LaSalle Chase to more than nine years in federal prison. The 49 year old, a resident of St. Louis, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. 

According to the plea agreement, beginning in 2015 and continuing until March 2018, Chase joined in a conspiracy with four co-defendants to acquire and distribute kilogram quantities of cocaine and marijuana to distribute. Specifically, wiretaps and other enforcement actions revealed Chase sourced cocaine and marijuana to the co-defendants.

A search of Chase’s home, lead to investigators to among other things, three kilograms of cocaine, three firearms, ammunition, and $105,910 in drug proceeds.  Searches at other locations associated with Chase and the conspiracy revealed bulk marijuana.       

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Casey prosecuted the case for the United States Attorney’s Office.

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